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Big R

Canadian, Seafood, Fast food
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69 Harvey Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2E9, Canada
+1 709-722-2256
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St. John's, Canada
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182 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Great spot for your classic breakfast on weekends. 6.99$ classic with homemade bread really hits the spot. Parking is limited however isn't to hard to find spot on weekends. Staff here has always been warm and inviting, especially to kids. Your not getting anything fancy here but the breakfast is consistent and tasty, I'll say again this spot makes there... More 

Thank honestskipper
Ottawa, Canada
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104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I finally made it "home" this summer to Newfoundland after being away for 9 years, and getting a good meal of fish was at the top of my priority list. After having had a disappointing meal at Ches's the day before, my brother suggested we try this place for lunch. He really likes Big R and comes here regularly. They... More 

Thank Glen M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I love big R's. The food is plenty and the fish is fantastic. They have a big selection of food for kids to adult's. The parking is not the best but if can walk a shot distance the view is great and the food is well worth it. It has one of the best fish and chips in town.

Thank darabbit22
St. John's, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Thank you for all the delicious breakfasts. I look forward to eating at the Big R weeks in advance. Your kind and caring team make for a truly welcoming environment. I wish there were more restaurants like yours in my life. I will miss you.

Thank _julesnhlstar_
Edmonton, AB
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

don't ever eat here no matter how hungry you are! The oil they used was so old that the the grease on the plate was dark brown. Out of 4 people none of us finished our meal.

Thank MA_in_Edmonton
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

My son and I set out on Monday, to go to Leo's, as we heard they had great fish and chips. I have been everywhere but wanted a change. Oh noooo the place was closed...... it was a holiday. Now what! As I no longer live in town, so trying to figure out where to go. Then I thought of... More 

Thank Moneek M
St. John's, Canada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you are visiting you want to try local fish or chicken here is the place it is awesome food better than some of the others out there prices are great portions are plentiful ,you will leave full ,satisfied and glad you tried it 🤑

Thank allison s
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Visited around supper time on Saturday. Place was clean, staff very friendly. Had fish n chips and pea soup. Fish n chips were great, pea soup could use a bit more salt.

Thank Craig D
St. John's, Canada
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Good home cooked food, hot turkey sandwiches and fries are top notch, fast service, fingers and fires also a favourite

Thank Jeff C
Kitchener, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

I am originally from St. John's and each time I returned for a visit, I would go to the Big R for their fish and chips. This year we went again, but were very disappointed with the food. We had also visited two other fish and chips restaurant on this visit......they were fantastic! The Big R's fish and chips seemed... More 

Thank JoAnne L

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Restaurant Details

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Canadian, Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Harvey Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 709-722-2256

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?